Bachelor of Science, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2009
Master of Science, The George Washington University, 2012
MBA, Saint Joseph’s University, 2016
Personalization of Immunosuppressive Treatment for Kidney Transplant Recipients
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Van Metre Hall 602, Arlington Campus
All are invited to attend.
Naoru Koizumi, Chair
Hadi El-Amine, Volgenau School of Engineering
The need for personalized care in kidney transplantation is ever-growing. This is due to significant inter-personal response variation to immunosuppressive medication. The human genome and the gut microbiome composition play a critical role in creating heterogeneity in drug response and transplant outcomes. This dissertation aims to lay out the current state of personalized care in kidney transplantation and to propose a comprehensive strategy to develop a personalized care package for kidney transplant patients. The novelty of this strategy is that it simultaneously considers a wide range of critical biomarkers which has never been done before. The plan for this dissertation is to collect and analyze patient data in order to train a model to prescribe personalized treatment. Based on this model, we hope to test whether in real life practice it leads to shorter hospital stay, less post-transplant complications and eventually less healthcare cost of kidney transplantation.
A copy of this doctoral dissertation proposal is available for examination from Shannon Williams, Schar School of Policy and Government. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to view it or if you have any other questions.